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Took our grandson out for a nice dinner. He loved it and we had a great time. The filet and halibut were excellent!
I’ve been going to this restaurant for many years. The food is always very good, and the ambience is wonderful. They always have live music, typically jazz: solo artists up to trios. What with Covid, the staff seemed to be a bit overwhelmed. Perhaps they’re having trouble getting their experience staff back with the slow reopening of restaurants?
As always, staff paid NO attention to seating request.
Our part has one person who cannot hear well and sitting near musicians is the worst. Six or so times, we have asked to sit on patio. Last night had to make a scene to get staff to accommodate our need.
Not sure we will return.
Sad. Been going there regularly since they opened.
Not as lively or "in" as some of the newer spots but food is always predictably good. Bayside has done a nice job of utilizing parking area for outside dining and expanding capacity which is great. Menu offered nice array of food and again predictably good. Oysters from Alaska, on point. Service a little slow and tables/dinnerware seemed a bit dated or well used.
Delicious food, awesome service and very good ambiance even in Covid-19 time!
Not bad for a weekday
Bayside has always been a favorite restaurant of mine. Since Covid 19 and their restaurant reopening the service has unfortunately declined. Maybe they are short staffed or not trained as well but I hope it gets back to the high level it used to be.
The food was outstanding, I will definitely return for another outing.
The food, the music the entire evening was very enjoyable!
Tables barely 6ft apart - way too many people dining to feel really safe! Several waiters wearing their masks below their nose- terrible service - my halibut was overcooked, dry and over seasoned! Also very small for the price, about 1/2 the size I would expect a piece of fish costing $44. There was no sauce served with the fish and it was served on top of soggy spinach, a sliver of boc choy and one asparagus cut in half! Will not dine here again!
Bayside was wonderful. Nice jazzy music but we could still chat with our group. Great salmon and scallops! Perfect service!
Restaurant has done an outstanding job with outdoor seating during Covid. Still the same delectable food. Loved having the live music will dining.
Great restaurant, helpful staff, great environment on the outside eating area.
Staff and food is always good and spot on. Even with all the new restrictions, this place is still very nice to come to.
Usually excellent, but nearly one hour after arriving our order was taken. I had booked an outside table a week ahead, but was escorted inside where it was noisy, crowded (bar seating only) and very slow service. Not what I have experienced the past ten times I have eaten there.
Great service, ambiance, food and music. Will be back soon!
A bit more of a sophisticated crowd but beautiful music and great food
My partner and I dine at Bayside relatively often. Among other matters, we take advantage of Bayside’s relationship with Hi Time Wine to enjoy a good wine without paying corkage, even though Bayside’s corkage, at $18.00 per bottle, is fair. Our experience this last Sunday, dining outside with well-spaced tables, was exceptional. Service was well placed and the dishes we selected were exceptionally well-prepared. Although our four dishes, Ahi tartare, oysters on the half shell, seared salmon with Asian vegetables and shrimp scampi with linguine, were excellent, the dozen Alaskan oysters on the half shell were the stars of the meal. The shrimp scampi with linguine was a bit oversauced, but the sauce was delicious. We enjoyed the music, in part because the musician’s sound level was well-modulated. Altogether a lovely date night.
The restaurant was great and the manager was phenomenon. He gave us a free desert tower for my dads birthday and the love music was wonderful. I seriously was more then please. The food was 8/10. It was really good but not the best I have ever had.
The service was impeccable and we had a blast.
It was my birthday! It couldn’t have been a better experience. Our waiter Larry was amazing, attentive and engaging which made it so enjoyable. All the wait staff were great. The singer was an added bonus especially to sing Happy Birthday! I highly recommend Bayside.
Great food! Everyone’s meal in our party was thoroughly enjoyed.
Bayside restaurant was an excellent place for seafood. We dined outside, but a member of our party expressed a fondness for Bayside's sophisticated interior setting. The jazz band during dinner as light and energetic. Would highly recommend it.
Fantastic restaurant and terrific overall experience...definitely a repeat and often!
Bayside is one of my favorite restaurants in Newport Beach. The food is delicious, and the service is fantastic. We are very fond of all the servers and their helpers, but Samantha is a favorite. She is very efficient, personable and caring. Bayside has music nightly, which is an added plus.
A med well ordered steak was served medium raw. When I asked for it to be cooked a mite more, it came back burnt and very well done. I guess I learned my lesson. Otherwise, it was an average experience.
I would recommend it with caution.
Excellent California inspired cuisine, very attentive service. Currently all tables our outside in front of the restaurant which works very well.
Waitress disappeared and food took too long
We canceled the soufflé for dessert because they said it would be a while even though we had ordered it with our dinner. We will not be going back
Love the live music and ambiance! They have really talented musicians.
Wonderful food. Good selection of menu items.
Of course, great services.
Sunday Brunch is delicious!!
Very consistent service, food quality, music, and pleasant environment outdoors since covid. They have made the best out of a parking lot and it seems like a great spot to have a meal!
This review is based on having dined at Bayside twice in the last month, once on a slower weeknight and once on a busy Saturday night.
Reception and seating are timely and professional, these days dining is both outdoor and inside. We dined outdoors once and inside once, our preference is outdoor mainly because the noise level/music is lower outside.
The menu is limited, but covers the range of vegan-red meats. The wine list is adequate and is CA centric with a few European wines sprinkled in, a mix of Italian and French (mostly Bordeaux). On our first dinner we chose a Zin, on the second the only Rhone on the list....both were good. Cocktails are well made, the bar is stocked well.
Overall the greatest difference between the two dinners was the savoriness of the main course....we chose the braised short rib on both occasions. The first time the dish was nearly perfect.... savory, hot, and sauced correctly. Last night the same dish was bland, sparsely sauced and the horseradish potatoes were without horseradish. At this point all we can say is consistency, one hallmark of a solid restaurant, is not there. Starter plates were well prepared on both occasions. Timing between courses was too long on the busy Saturday night.
Will we return?.... most likely yes on a weeknight.
Great place to enjoy good food and conversation with friends.
No one in the restaurant was wearing masks. I witnessed the hostesses tell people that they didn't need to wear them.
The owner was also walking around the restaurant without a mask on. He walked by our table and I kindly let him know what was going on and also told him how much I was enjoying the food. He ignored me, walked back to his table and the 3 people he was sitting with mocked me and my friend all night. Laughing loudly and making comments about us being concerned. We were so uncomfortable and their behavior was so rude, we didn't finish our meals, we paid and left.
I'm more concerned that we will get shut down again, it's not hard to follow rules that all places are asked to follow so we can get back to normal again.
Bayside seems very safe with their outdoor seating and attentive service. As usual, the food is very tasteful and well presented. Good wine and mixed drinks.
Wonderful outdoor dining area with live music. On the Go To list every week. Make reservations.
Wonderful food and music. Service with a smile!!!
Great service, great food ! Love the live music💓
Bayside was great! I loved sitting outside, I hope that they figure out a way to keep the outside dining option even after this pandemic is finished.
met and exceeded expectations. Friendly staff and everyone was covid compliant.
Bayside Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 721-1222.
Bayside Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 2255 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.